'Finally, we are going to dry things out'

Posted December 31, 2020 10:16 a.m. EST
Updated January 3, 2021 1:20 p.m. EST

— The dreary, rainy 2020 hangover is just about over.

"Finally, we are going to dry things out," WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said.

A cold front that brought more rain overnight had moved off east by Sunday morning, but skies will remain overcast for much of the day, keeping highs in th emid-50s, Sheerwod said. The clouds will finally break apart Sunday night.

7-Day Forecast

The sun should reappear Monday, and most of the week will be partly sunny and dry, with seasonable highs around 50 and overnight lows in the low 30s.

Another front approaches late Thursday, creating a rainy Friday before the region dries out again next weekend.

"By the time we head into Friday morning, we could be dealing with a few showers, and that's going to ramp up into the afternoon," Sheerwood said. "We are going to stay on the warm side of [the front], so it's likely going to be all rain."

The western North Carolina mountains could see some snow or ice from the system, she said.

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